This London home reinterprets Georgian architecture for the modern age

Though its exposed, rough-hewn beams and wood frame make this home appear to be of historic origin, it’s actually a recent commission by London-based firm Lynch Architects.

Located near Hackney Downs, the 2-bedroom, 1,026-square-foot residence is, according to the Modern House, which has the listing, a “modern interpretation of the Georgian-terrace villa.” A “green oak” frame clad in thin vertical oak boards makes up the 2 upper floors, while white ceramic-faced brick make up the ground floor facade and interiors walls.

A kitchen, skylit dining room, and family bath are located here, with 2 bedrooms—one with ensuite shower—on the second floor, and an open, L-shaped living room with access to a balcony above that.

Connecting the levels is a wooden staircase with built-in library walls and a double-height second-floor landing that acts as a kind of skylight for the stairwell. Large windows as well as translucent glass panels allow natural light to filter through the home from all sides. The result is a unique space that seamlessly integrates period stylings into a contemporary framework. It’s offered at just under 1 million pounds, or about $ 1.29 million.

Via: The Modern House

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